This Day in Music History: November 26

This Day in Music History: November 26November 26, 2016

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: November 26.


1958: Johnny Cash made his debut on the US country chart as the song ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’ made it to number 14. His next seven singles also made the country top 10, with ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘There You Go’ both topping the chart.


1968: Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the show list were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream's Farewell Concert, which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects. For example, during the drum solo of Ginger Baker, he seems to change clothes at lightning speed due to careless post-editing.


1973: The New York Dolls made their live UK debut at Biba's Rainbow Room, London. They formed in New York in the year 1971 and influenced the look of many new wave and 1980s-era glam metal groups.


1976: The Sex Pistols released their single 'Anarchy In The UK'. Originally issued in a plain black sleeve, the single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached the No.38 spot on the UK Singles Chart before EMI dropped the group on 6 January 1977.

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1988: Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took into space a cassette copy (minus the cassette box for weight reasons) of the latest album by Pink Floyd - 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder', and played it in orbit, thus making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason both attended the launch of the spacecraft.

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1994: Boyz II Men started their 14th and final week at the No.1 spot on the US singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You'. It was their longest run in chart history along with 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston.

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1994: The Eagles started a two-week run at the No.1 spot on the US album chart with 'Hell Freezes Over.' The album's name is in reference to a quote by Don Henley after the band's breakup in 1980. Henley commented that the Eagles would play together again "when Hell freezes over."

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